Up... up... and away... Check Hot Air Ballooning off their bucket list!
Angela & Ben are so creative and fun that I wanted to make sure that we did a truly unique engagement session. We threw a few ideas around including heading down to Georgia where they went to school for a session. In fact, it wasn't until I went on facebook and an ad for the Preakness Balloon Festival came up that I realized we had a winner !
Originally we had our session planned for Sunday sunrise but of course Mother Nature had other plans. So we quickly changed it to Saturday and it was a good thing we did because it was only 2 of the 5 times they were able to send the balloons up.
When we arrived there we were so early that we only saw two balloons. We thought for sure that was all we were going to see so we made the most of it... Then all a sudden trucks started rolling in and were were surrounded by big beautiful balloons everywhere we looked. I was like a kid in a candy store with so many ideas that we were literally running from one spot to another laughing.
Then Ben & Angela got to check off Ballooning from their bucket list which was cool but... the best part was after it was over. The balloon people told us to get photos as the balloon was coming down except we didn't realize how fast it was going to come. As Ben put it... It was like we were Indiana Jones running from the boulder. The balloon came at us so fast. I kept shooting and Ben's face at the end looked hilarious. He was so serious about getting out of there and Angela kept her bright beautiful smile the entire time!